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Windows Phone Live Lock Screen Beta is now available

Are you one of those lucky people who are running Windows Phone 8.1? Do you fancy a new style lockscreen? Well today is your lucky day. Microsoft have finally released that fancy lockscreen that they showed off a while back. And it’s rather nice. Want to truly

Has the Lumia 930 had its chips?

I’m honestly not sure where to start with this one. Yes, I could throw in a large amount of potato-puns, but to be honest I’m trying to pick myself up after seeing the picture associated with this story. The idea and PR stunt itself is a great

Microsoft announce the Lumia 530

The Lumia range is stretches right across a wide price range, with many budget entry level devices being available. The Lumia 520 was the most successful Windows Phone ever and Microsoft/Nokia will be hoping the latest addition to their portfolio will share a similar success. This new

Microsoft’s WP8.1 Lock Screen on its way

When Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Phone 8.1 back in May one of the most anticipated features was the new lock screen app. To the dismay of many, when WP8.1 was released this feature was noticeably absent. Several months on Joe Belfiore, the head of the Windows

Nokia McLaren hits the scrapheap

Windows Phone currently suffers from two intractable problems. The first is the oft cited ‘apps gap’. The second, I would argue, is far more important: it is the limited range of handsets available.  For those wanting a top spec phone, choices are effectively limited to the year old Lumia

Cortana coming to the UK soon…

One of the great new features of Windows Phone 8.1 was Cortana, the voice activated assistant. A grammatical mistake I hear you cry!  One of the great new features of Windows Phone 8.1 will be Cortana, the voice activated assistant. Of course, for those in the UK (or

Want to upgrade to Lumia Cyan? Downgrade first…

Now that the Nokia Lumia Cyan software has started to roll out there has been a general torrent of people reporting problems. Millions of us signed up for Microsoft’s Preview for Developers, a simple and foolproof means of getting early releases of Windows Phone 8.1 onto our

Windows Phone Emulator lets you play with 8.1

There’s an “emulator” of sorts on the Nokia website if you fancy having a try of Windows Phone. It won’t let you do absolutely everything, and is more like a bunch of links to movie files, but it will let you learn more about the OS if

Lumia 930 offered up across the UK

We’ve had a number of companies in touch about this handset and the offers they’re running on it. If you’re following us on Twitter or checking the site regularly, you’ll already know about the EE deal, but here’s a run-down .. EE For a limited time, EE

Microsoft begin Nokia bloodbath

With the name “Nokia” now forever connected to Windows Phone, Microsoft are having to make some pretty big decisions. One of the first is to layoff a massive 12,500 staffers from the Nokia team. Yes, 12,500. The cuts from the mobile business form the bulk of the

Free Windows Phone satnav to get you home

We all know about the ongoing issues with getting Google services on your Windows mobile, and that includes Google Maps for your satnav needs. Luckily Nokia Drive/Here Maps is available now, but there’s another entrant in the ring. Copilot was one of the original people who developed

Lumia 930 bargain at EE

The new Lumia 930 is going on sale tomorrow here in the UK (Thursday 17th July) and many of the networks have decided to stock it, including EE on their 4G brand. What is amazing is the PAYG deal they have managed to put together, the only

Nokia Lumia Cyan Update roll out starts

The time that all Nokia WP8 users have been waiting for has arrived. Microsoft just announced that the Lumia Cyan Update is starting to roll out …..now! It will be reaching your device very soon and will bring some significant enhancements to your device. The main features

Windroid news – Marriage of convenience or love at first sight?

Rumours rumours rumours.  A day never passes in the tech world without rumours to fill the void.  Here are two more. The busiest leaker in the business, evleaks, brought forth more discussion points today.  His/Her first message was simple: Big news: Android-powered Lumia incoming, from Nokia by

Lumia 930 launching 17th July

The latest Lumia flagship – the Lumia 930 – will arrive in the UK for sale on the 17th July, just 10 days away from today. The Lumia 930 is an amazing device packed with some great technology such as a 20 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera using

WordPress for Windows Phone… About to end?

Now, although the official WordPress app is still available in the Windows Phone store, the WordPress website site doesn’t list a Windows Phone version any longer. It’s looking like the Windows Phone app might be getting quietly dropped, or development dropped at least, as the last update

Lumia 830 images leaked.

According to Chinese social network Web, these leaked images are of the New Nokia Lumia 830 Windows Phone. Design wise the device looks very much similar to the latest Lumia devices with capacitive hardware buttons in the bottom. Ith as a aluminum frame around it with polycarbonate

Phones 4u start selling the Lumia 635. Available today

The 4G version of the Nokia Lumia 630 is this, the Lumia 635. If it tickles your fancy you can head down to a Phones 4u store or get online to bag one today. It’s completely free from just £18.99 per month on a 4G contract or,

Nokia Lumia 630 Review

This is a special one for me, because – apart from using Windows Phone in a few example videos over the years, I’ve been a really big Android and iPhone user. Put it this way, Windows Phone has a big hill to climb with me. It’s going

Windows Phone 8.1 – Now it’s my turn

OK, here is the short version. I’ve not really gone near Windows Phone for a while now. Years in fact. Some of you have taken exception to my first thoughts of the OS whist looking at the new Lumia 630 yesterday. However, I want to tell you

Microsoft next to release a Smartwatch

According to reports Microsoft are reportedly jumping on the wearable’s bandwagon and releasing a smartwatch in the autumn. Tom’s Hardware has reported that the watch is going to be released in October, later than originally expected when it was originally talked about, but could coincide with the

Lumia 630 on test. How I broke Windows Phone

I’m going to write this while it’s all fresh in my head, and I’ll tell you why. This site was built off the back of a Microsoft Smartphone 2002 device called the Orange SPV. I, for years, was obsessed with Smartphone and Pocket PC devices from Microsoft.

Lumia 635 Available in the UK from 3rd July.

Microsoft Devices have today announced that the Lumia 635 will be available in the UK for purchase from the 3rd July for a price of £119.99. It will be available on Vodafone, EE, 3, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon.   The 635 is designed to be

“A week with …” Special

It’s dawned on me that I’ve got three handsets here which are pretty interesting. I’m also aware that I’ve not published one of our “Week with” features for some time, so this could be an ideal combination. In my possession I’ve got the HTC Desire 816, which

Another Windows Phone 8.1 update available

There is something incalculably exciting about OS updates. Often they will fix as many things as they subsequently break. Sometimes, like the previous WP 8.1 update, massive changes are effected, as the battery drain issue that many people had suffered from (myself included) since upgrading to 8.1 was fixed. Within

Schedule for Nokia Lumia Cyan update leaked

If there’s one thing that you can be certain of in the mobile world, it is rumours. Almost as exciting as watching the final few minutes of transfer deadline day and hearing about whispers of players being spotted in local kebab shops, rumours of mobile phone updates,